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Three-piece Court Suit | LACMA Collections

Three-piece Court Suit | LACMA Collections

Court suit  Uncut voided silk velvet, silk faille, silk embroidery floss, gold & silver embroidery purl & frieze, rhinestone & metal sequins  c. 1810-14  Paris, France

Court suit Uncut voided silk velvet, silk faille, silk embroidery floss, gold & silver embroidery purl & frieze, rhinestone & metal sequins c.

detail of gentlemen's court dress finery

Detail: court suit, in purple velvet w/ white satin waistcoat. Both coat & waistcoat lavishly embroidered w/ naturalistic flowers: Lily of the vally, narcissus, & forget-me-nots. Sir John Stanley of Alderley, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber for George III.

One of Napoleon's uniforms - Gold embroidery on red wool collar, hand-embroidered ca. 1800.

One of Napoleon's uniforms - Gold embroidery on red wool collar, hand-embroidered ca.

Ensemble Place of origin: France  Date: 1780s  Materials and Techniques: [Dress coat] Silk velvet, silver spangles & thread, glass paste; hand-sewn and hand-embroidered Museum number: 1611&A-1900 | V&A

Ensemble

Ensemble Place of origin: France Date: Materials and Techniques: [Dress coat] Silk velvet, silver spangles & thread, glass paste; hand-sewn and hand-embroidered Museum number:

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